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Summary: "A renowned professional filmmaker introduces the creative and analytical tools you need to enhance your enjoyment and viewing experience for any film"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.43 HOW
Call number: DVD 791.43 HOW

Summary: What is it like to work in one of the world's most exciting communications industries? Going behind the scenes on the set of the TV show Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, this program provides an inside look at careers in television and film. Interviews with industry professionals provide a clear picture of the training, duties, and job opportunities offered by the positions of producer, assistant...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Hollywood icon John Huston shares numerous insights and experiences in this classic Bill Moyers interview, filmed five years before the director's death in 1987. Answering questions on art and personal adversity at his secluded Mexican villa, Huston also allows Moyers to join him behind the camera during the shooting of Annie. Topics include the many false starts that prefaced Huston's career;...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1982

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Summary: Beginning with the release of The Jazz Singer in 1927, this program provides a detailed look inside that most distinctly American of film traditions, the musical comedy. Interviews with dancer Cyd Charisse, famous for her starring roles in MGM musicals, and Hermes Pan, renowned choreographer and collaborator with Fred Astaire, help to illuminate the advent and evolution of the genre. Excerpts...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Fascinated with comic books as a boy, Chris Columbus set his sights on working for Marvel or DC-until he realized that making movies provided the same thrill, only more so. This program allows viewers to sit down with the director and hear his recollections of breaking into Hollywood, making hit films, and working with high-caliber talent. Columbus talks about his early screenwriting efforts...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: With the abyss of the Cultural Revolution far behind it, cinema in the People's Republic of China is as vital and complex as any in the world. This program examines the so-called Fifth and Sixth generations of Chinese filmmakers, exploring their thematic and stylistic differences and their varying approaches to domestic and international markets. It also looks at underground auteurs who use...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Forbidden to depict sex, obscenity, or violence, Iranian filmmakers carefully choose their subjects and practice skillfully indirect, allegorical storytelling. Movies featuring children-filled with intimacy and social commentary that would be harder to realize using adults-have become common. This program examines the evolution and enduring individuality of Iran's film industry while...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: A far cry from his origins in advertising, the feature films of Adrian Lyne are designed to impact viewers on a primal level. This program spotlights the director in an earnest discussion of his work, revealing what it was like to make Fatal Attraction, 9 1/2 weeks, Unfaithful, and other visually innovative, sexually charged movies. Lyne emphasizes his need for a solid story premise,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: This program studies the art that underlies the craft of filmmaking-a painstaking process that culminates in the take, that shared moment of concentration when everything comes together. Twelfth Night director Tim Supple and his first assistant director, production designer, director of photography, costume designer, stunt coordinator, and others offer their insights into set design, the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Uninterested in movies as a child, Barry Sonnenfeld aspired to a photography career. Fortunately for fans of Get Shorty, the Men in Black series, and early Coen Brothers films, Sonnenfeld's penchant for visual storytelling led him to NYU film school-and eventual renown as both a cinematographer and director. This program presents a conversation with the filmmaker highlighting his background,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: Computers are changing everything, including filmmaking. This program illustrates the digital postproduction process through numerous editing examples taken from Twelfth Night. Key crew members-a film editor, sound designer, sound recording engineer, digital effects artist, and others-share their expertise with setting the film's pace and rhythm, constructing sequences with different types of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Garnering a reputation as an actor's director, Barry Levinson has built a career around character-driven films-which, despite their complex themes and quirky premises, often attract Hollywood's biggest stars. This program profiles the creative force behind Diner, The Natural, Good Morning Vietnam, and other projects, exploring his views on directing actors, creating the specific look of a film,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: In spite of competition by other media, movies have remained a perennial favorite of American viewing audiences. But what is it like to make them? This program analyzes the film industry from a variety of technical, financial, legal, and business perspectives. Topics explored include marketing and merchandising, financial influences on content, special effects and Hollywood action movies, the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Women who have developed successful careers in the motion picture industry now share their stories with students. This program profiles Vali Fugulin, a director of short films and documentaries; Braydon Haggardy, a camera assistant specializing in underwater cinematography; and Cynthia Greer, a technician who repairs and maintains movie cameras. Remarks from co-workers and supervisors provide...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: For his first feature, Australian-born Roger Donaldson tried to cast Jack Nicholson. The star was unavailable, but the fledgling director's attempt signified his commitment to the project and his passion for making movies. In this program, Donaldson revisits many of his behind-the-scenes experiences, focusing on The Bounty, Thirteen Days, The Recruit, and other blockbusters. He explains what...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: In this program, art historian Briony Fer analyzes the techniques and applications of film montage as they developed in the 1920s in the Soviet Union and Germany. By comparing and contrasting clips from October and Strike; Man with a Movie Camera; and Berlin-Symphony of a Great City, she illustrates how Sergei Eisenstein, Dziga Vertov, and Walter Ruttmann employed montage to address the concept...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Gary Hill's transformative films, performances, and video installations offer resonant philosophic and poetic insights as he explores the tensions that reverberate among electronic media, language, the senses, and the self. In this program, Hill uses a number of his pieces to investigate otherness and ambiguity, dislocation of the senses, the boundary between words and comprehension, the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: As an investigative journalist in Austria-Hungary, Billy Wilder espoused ideals that would be the themes in his later films: a play of ambiguity; changes of identity; and a fascination for America. This compassionate program explains how Wilder used these themes to craft Marilyn Monroe's performances in The Seven Year Itch and Some Like It Hot. Their joyful complicity is best illustrated in...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Completed a year after his death in 1983, this program presents the definitive biography of Spain's renowned Surrealist film maker and iconoclast, Luis Bunuel. Using photographs, film excerpts, and numerous interviews with Bunuel, the video chronicles his early friendships with Salvador Dali and Federico Garcia Lorca, the stormy reactions to many of his groundbreaking films, and the influence...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: The struggle between heroes and villains and the influence of a higher force are the essence of mythology and resonate within all cultures, providing storytellers with a natural framework for spinning tales. In this program, George Lucas discusses his efforts to tell old myths in new ways, the role of faith in his own life, and the influence of his mentor, Joseph Campbell. Using extensive film...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Robert Flaherty's Nanook of the North created the very genre of film documentary, with its documentation of Nanook the Inuit and the Eskimo traditions which were even then being threatened by the influences of whites. This program revisits the site of Flaherty's filming, and learns that he staged much of what he filmed, sired children to whose future he paid no heed, and is himself now part of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: This program provides the essentials for writing for television and feature films. David McFadzean and Matt Williams, writers for such primetime television programs as Roseanne and The Cosby Show, discuss what they call the "grueling" cycle of writing for the medium. They advise would-be writers how to take and learn from criticism, and that any immorality in stories should be constructed...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2003

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Summary: Since its emergence in the 1960s and early 1970s, video art has been both a hothouse and a sanctuary for radical modes of expression disparaged by the mainstream art community. This program combines film clips and interviews with artists John Wood and Paul Harrison to consider a medium that continues to fly in the face of the fine art tradition and the culture industry. Host Dave Beech argues...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: In this program, Channel 4 commissioning editor John Richmond, producer Rachel Gesua, director Tim Supple, screenwriter Andrew Bannerman, and members of the cast and crew talk about the business of making a modest TV adaptation of Twelfth Night. Step by step, they walk viewers through scripting; budgeting for talent, crew, cameras, sound, sets, blue screen, lighting, and costuming; casting...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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